With Neil Farley taking off 5lb, PROPHESY should land this finale for Declan Carroll if reproducing his run behind It's a Mans World at Thirsk nine days ago when he didn't enjoy much luck in-running. Hurler And Farmer is eased in grade but hasn't shown much so far this year while Boots And Spurs, though placed twice on Turf, seems better on the all-weather. Last month's soft-ground Musselburgh winner Raheeba may be the danger, therefore, as it looks like the handicapper has got to Hamilton specialist King Of Paradise for the time being.
Prophesy (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Slowy into stride, pushed along and soon in touch on inside, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, one pace and held when carried right inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind It's A Mans World (8-9) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 10l behind Angel Gabrial (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Boots And Spurs (8-11) 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Saint Louet (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 6f 3yo stks fbs.
Raheeba 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Miss Ellany (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Steadied start, in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, effort 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Annie Walker (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.